Many of us may have used or heard about the Swype Keyboard app for Android phones. Personally, I was never good at it – but seeing others swipe on it at blazing speeds was pretty impressive.
I set out to build swipe-keyboard as a module for simple-keyboard. It was a bit of a challenge, since the Swype keyboards’ secret sauce is in the text prediction. Swipe-keyboard is a nice fit for simple-keyboard though, as the functionality is more simplistic in nature. Indeed, it only triggers a button press when the pointer is resting or does a sharp turn. The result is fair enough!
To make up somehow for the lack of type prediction AI, I created an autocorrect module for simple-keyboard, named.. simple-keyboard-autocorrect.
Here’s the result of both these modules combined:
What do you think of the result? If you feel something could be improved, do let me know here or on the swipe-keyboard repo on GitHub.